Nintendo’s Miyamoto dreams of Rubik’s Cube rival

Shigeru Miyamoto has certainly accomplished a good deal in the videogame industry. But what does the man who created Mario, Donkey Kong and Star Fox dream of doing next?

“For quite some time, I have viewed Professor Rubik, who created the Rubik’s Cube, as a sort of rival,” says Miyamoto. “I’ve always thought it would be cool to create something like a Rubik’s Cube. I’ve told lots of people about that.”

Well, that’s kind of hurtful, because this is the first that we are hearing of this, but we’ll get over it. What’s really surprising about this news is that Rubik’s Cube is nothing videogame related at all. However, Miyamoto’s love of the Cube is consistent with his adoration of simple fun and puzzles that led him to create the first Donkey Kong and Zelda games and later the Wii console.

Miyamoto goes on, “For 20 years, I’ve always thought that Rubik’s Cubes are great and I want to make something like them, but I still haven’t tried to. So I must be taking it easy. Regardless of whether I can or cannot do it, I could at least give it a shot, but I never have.”

Miyamoto’s passion for the Cube does seem to be coming out of nowhere, but perhaps he was too busy creating the first Nintendo games in the 80’s, which is when Rubik’s Cube became popular.

Not wanting to hold anything back, Miyamoto also reveals that he always wanted to be a manga artist, but hasn’t pursued it because, “Really, making Mario games is easier.”

For some actual good news for Nintendo fans, Miyamoto says that he still sees himself busy creating games as many as 25 years down the line. The legendary developer would be 82 by then, so that’s pretty awesome.